We are raising funds to produce Wild Child and Wild Inheritance, the first two episodes for the Born Wild film series. Our mission with this series and the community-centric website that will accompany it is to empower parents to raise kids who are connected to wilderness and wildness. We'll do this by sharing inspiring stories, essential issues, and actionable solutions. You can learn about the series here, and the community page here.
Born Wild is supported in part by
Her Alaskan upbringing imbued Aly Nicklas with serious thirst for adventure and a deep love for wild places. She’s a writer, photographer and filmmaker whose documentary films include Coming Home (2013) and Knee Deep (2014), both of which are currently on international festival tour. Aly runs NOVA Productions, based out of Boulder, CO, with Alisa Geiser. Her writing and photography have appeared in numerous publications, among them Huckberry, Active Junky, The Huffington Post, Denver Post, LIVESTRONG, Climbing, Urban Climber, and Deadpoint. Women’s empowerment is one of her biggest passions.
Alisa worships the wilderness and is 100% dedicated to adventure. One day she will make babies, but right now she's overwhelmed with how perfect her 11 nieces and nephews are and gets her kid-time teaching them to skateboard, throwing sleep-over parties in her tipi, and taking them on excursions where they discover they enjoy things like eating eel. Alisa is a writer, publisher and filmmaker with a track record of involvement in projects that make a lot of noise to promote positive social causes--recent clients include Honor The Treaties and the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation. Knee Deep, the documentary film about grassroots volunteerism she co-directed in 2014 with Aly Nicklas, is currently on international tour. Her work has been published in Women's Adventure Magazine, National Geographic PROOF, elephant journal, and elsewhere. She's represented by Foundry Literary + Media and holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Meredith Meeks // Associate Producer
Meredith is a filmmaker and outdoor enthusiast. She has a deep-rooted urge to protect wild places and promote human development through exploration. Commonly known as “Camper Meredith” with many of her friends, she feels extremely comfortable hanging out with kids–possibly too much in her element. She hopes to inspire an appreciation for nature by emphasizing its importance in shaping one into a kick*ss individual. Meredith holds a BA in Film and New Media from Colorado College. She has worked with Sender Films and Elephant Journal, and is currently a producer and editor at Q Media.
Erin Sullivan // Social Media Maven + Associate Producer
Erin grew up making sandcastles on the beaches of New England. A deep-rooted love for the outdoors has guided her career path, taking her from working as a gear outfitter to doing field work with the Centre of Marine and Environmental Research in Portugal, to organizing and guiding wilderness adventure trips for adolescents across Europe, Australia and Asia. After settling down in Boulder, Colorado in 2014, Erin committed herself to inspiring adventures for a broader audience. Erin specializes in content concerning the outdoors, solo travel, adventure and inspiration. She is a NOLS graduate and holds a BA from SUNY Purchase in Visual Arts & Environmental Studies. Find more of her work at erinoutdoors.com
Stephanie Sizemore // Art Director
Stephanie Sizemore is a freelance art director and designer in Boulder, CO. Hailing from the south, she graduated from Auburn University with a BFA in Graphic Design with Art History, Photography, and Business minors. She has worked as art director, photographer, and designer at several high-end boutique advertising agencies. Stephanie takes an analytical and foundational approach to her work, maintaining a modern design sense founded in geometry. Her methodology, based in thorough design and behavioral research, empowers her clients to communicate ideas to and inspire actions within their audience. Stephanie has a passion for typography, trail running, and charcoal illustration.
Born Wild is produced by NOVA.